Health - Physical and Mental

  • Description:
    Information and statistics are provided on underage drinking, including drinking patterns by age and gender, the risks and negative consequences associated underage drinking, and the intervention and prevention approaches.
    Review Date: 3/2/2017
  • Description:
    Includes information on immunization policy regarding a number of preventable diseases ranging from influenza to pertussis. For each disease, AAP and CDC recommendations are available. While some of the recommended resources are targeted to AAP and CDC recommendations, the link to "Vaccine Information Statements (VICs)" is particularly useful for parents.
    Review Date: 6/20/2017
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    An overview of cerebral palsy including diagnosis, causes, symptoms, coexisting conditions and treatment is presented.
    Review Date: 3/31/2017
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    Attachment bond is described and its role in children's development is highlighted. Developmental milestones related to secure attachment are listed and obstacles to creating a secure attachment bond are discussed. In addition, nonverbal communication tips to build and maintain a secure attachment are suggested.
    Review Date: 7/11/2017
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    Information on sensory integration to help parents better understand what it is and how their child may be affected by sensory integration dysfunction.
    Review Date: 4/24/2017
  • Description:
    Sensory integration is explained with an emphasis on various components of sensory processing and the description and causes of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Additionally, a list of current articles on potential causes of SPD is provided.
    Review Date: 7/13/2017
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    Includes excerpts taken from the book, When a Parent is Depressed, written by a psychiatrist who has worked with families facing depression.

    Review Date: 6/29/2017
  • Description:
    The importance of telling the doctor about children's behavioral problems is highlighted.
    Review Date: 6/6/2017
  • Description:
    Several reasons as to why families should vaccinate their children are provided and discussed.
    Review Date: 3/31/2017

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